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Prudentes.

The Wise.

Problema.

A problem.

Iane bifrons, qui iam transacta, futuraque calles,
Quique retro sannas (sicut & antè) vides,[1]
Tot te cur oculis, tot fingunt vultibus? an qụd
Circunspectum hominem forma fuisse docet?

Two-headed Janus, you know about what has already happened and what is yet to come, you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front. Why do they represent you with so many eyes, why with so many faces? Is it because this form tells us that you were a man of circumspection?

Notes:

1.  quique retro sannas, sicut et ante, vides, ‘you see the jeering faces behind just as you see them in front’, a line based on Persius, Satirae, 1.58-62.


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La hazienda d’el perdido.

Ottava rhima.

Entre altas sierras y peñascos duros
Lleva sus higos la sylvestre higuera,
Que los cuervos y grajas mal maduros
Comen, sin que aya de ellos valedera
Utilidad a’l hombre. Los impuros
Ansi dispenden con la placentera
Y desonesta gente lo hęredado,
Sin hazer bien à pobre ni à letrado.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is based on an idea in Anthologia Graeca, 12.185.


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